|These cabinet doors have a black crackle/blackrub finish over dragonfly metallic basecoat, finger swirled to coordinate with wrought iron sconces on a nearby wall.|
|Sarah and Randy thought these walls were too blue of a gray, and too boring, once we finished other nearby rooms.|
|This smoke haze glaze will set off the client's art, once the walls are dry enough to hang it back up.|
If you want to replicate this, it's four shades of glaze (black, burnt umber, elephant skin gray and white), over a medium blue-gray basecoat. Song choice is up to you. Needing to keep to a budget, I used a Woolie, with a bit of wrist-flip to create swirling patterns, rather than a finer grained glazing with cheesecloth. Up close, this means there is a coarser pattern, but it wasn't so important that it look just like smoke, but that it have the essence of the idea. As with all glaze techniques, you have to work fast to avoid lap marks, but as long as you keep the long swirly lines happening, you can disguise the occasional heavier spot with a wisp of white, so don't be afraid to try it.
|Smoke haze glazed walls. click for close-ups.|